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Harold Wanyama eyes silver at World Chess Olympiad

By David Namunyala

Added 12th September 2016 05:01 PM

Wanyama believes he would have won gold in the board categories if only the Ugandan team had arrived early for the two weeks event.

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Harold Wanyama plots his next move. PHOTO: David Namunyala

Wanyama believes he would have won gold in the board categories if only the Ugandan team had arrived early for the two weeks event.

World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan
 
Uganda’s skipper Harold Wanyama is convinced that his performance has puts him closer to winning a silver medal on board-two at the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Wanyama believes he would have won gold in the board categories if only the Ugandan team had arrived early for the two weeks event.

But according to the FIDE Master, he has now turned focus to winning silver.

"I have to win my remaining games to stay assured of winning that accolade because atleast we should walk away with something to show that we participated," he said.

Wanyama so far has five wins in six games after beating Ashraf Ahmed (Maldives), Adel Choukri (Mauritius), Han Myint (Myanmar) David Silva from Angola and Luke Lau from Hong Kong to stay in the medal bracket.

In the team event, Uganda pickets an important win (2.5-1.5) against Hong Kong to tally to 8 points in nine rounds.

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